19-Dec-17: CHSBPA Christmas Tree Pickup

posted Jan 7, 2018, 4:23 PM by Mark Nowicki

Dear RAMBAND Students and Parents:


This is notice of an upcoming CHS Band Parents’ Association fundraiser.  Our annual Christmas Tree Pickup will be executed on Saturday, January 13th, 2018.




We need band student and parent participation in three ways:


1. Advertise:  Spread the word!  We have signs, brochures, newspaper ads, press releases, and our historical database, but our very best way to increase the number of trees we collect is advertisement by word of mouth.  Talk with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers who live in Cheshire and let them know about our annual service fundraiser.  Direct them to ramband.com to click the tree to place their on-line order.  It’s a small donation to have their tree picked up, but they can also use this as an opportunity to make an open donation.  This is the only fundraiser during the year that we reach out directly to our fellow Cheshire residents for donations.  Even if they don’t have a tree to be picked up, and many don’t, they can still donate to our cause.


2.  Place your own tree pick-up order:  We use an on-line ordering process.  Click the tree on ramband.com, or click here.  Your order will automatically upload to our tree database.  Or you can use the hardcopy form found here… print it, fill it out, and mail it in.  You can also call the Tree Line at (203) 718-6721 or email treepickup@ramband.com.  For donations… we now have a PayPal account!  The “Donate” button is on ramband.com.  Donations may be made using either PayPal or by personal check.


3.  Volunteer to work on pick-up day:  On the day of the collection, we need a workforce to bring in the trees.  We will rent four box trucks which will need drivers and parent-student work teams.  Parents may also bring and use their own personal utility vehicles – the more pickup trucks we can get, the quicker the collection will be.  All trees are delivered to the old landfill on Waterbury Road.  Volunteer by clicking the sign-up here, or you can find the link on the website by hitting the red volunteer button.  Please commit early so we know well in advance that we have the workforce we will need on January 13th.  Students who sign up will earn community service credit hours.


It’s been a great year!  Congratulations to the Marching Ram Band for another fine championship winning season!  After the Tree Pickup fundraiser, we can look forward to the Spring Train Show in early March, Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races support in late April, and then our annual fundraising cycle will begin again with kick-off of the 2018 Sponsorship Campaign in May.  Thank you to all of the parents and students who support our fundraisers to reduce our cost to field our CHS Marching Ram Band.


Happy Holidays!



Mark Nowicki

CHSBPA Tree Pickup Chairman

John L. Kuhner, K-12 Music Department Chairman
Cheshire Public Schools
Cheshire High School
525 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: 203-250-2534
Fax: 203-250-2563